John Verhoeven is entering his first season as the pitching coach for the Azusa Pacific baseball program. Verhoeven, a former Major League baseball player for the Minnesota Twins, was the head coach at Biola for 16 seasons, with 2013 marking his last year with the program.
Verhoeven oversaw a Biola program that made three NAIA World Series appearances, and won five Golden State Athletic Conference championships, trailing only Azusa Pacific's 11 titles since the GSAC's inception in 1987. He earned five GSAC Coach of the Year honors, and was the Region's Coach of the Year when he led the Eagles to their most recent trip to the World Series in 2005.
At Biola he put together a 546-298 record, and registered a 313-160 record in GSAC play. His Eagles were also the only GSAC team to hold a winning record against Azusa Pacific, posting a 43-33 clip against the Cougars since 1998.
As a player Verhoeven was a 12th round selection in the 1974 MLB draft out of the University of La Verne, where he was a first-team NAIA All-American. He made his first Major League appearance in 1980 for the Minnesota Twins, and in 2000 was named to La Verne's All-Century Team.